Kentucky will host Gonzaga in a rematch of last year's game. The two teams have only played once before, in the 2002 Maui Invitational. Mark Few has been the head coach of Gonzaga for 25 seasons, making him one of the longest-tenured coaches in college basketball. The correct pronunciation of Gonzaga is "Gone-ZAG-uh." Drew Timme, a former Gonzaga player, went undrafted and signed with the G League but suffered a season-ending foot injury. This season has been a down year for Gonzaga, and they are not expected to make the tournament according to ESPN's Bracketology. Gonzaga is known for its offensive-minded style of play and has been the highest-scoring team in college basketball for the past five years. Anton Watson is still at Gonzaga after committing to the school in 2017. Nolan Hickman was nearly a Kentucky Wildcat but ended up at Gonzaga after asking for a release from his Letter of Intent. John Stockton, an NBA legend, attended Gonzaga and is their most notable basketball alum. Kyle Wiltjer transferred from Kentucky to Gonzaga and had success at both schools. The Kentucky-Gonzaga series will continue next year at Rupp Arena before moving to neutral sites in Seattle and Nashville in subsequent years.
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